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Previews: “Hand Luggage Only” @ Nuart Gallery

As one of the official opening events of this year’s Nuart Festival in Stavanger, Norway, Nuart gallery will be opening Hand Luggage Only! group show by festival artists and guests. The preview of the show is set for 31st of August and the show will last until the end of September. With the main theme of this year’s event being “power,” the artists were challenged to create work that can be brought to the gallery in their hand luggage. With airports and travelling by plane being […]

Overtime: Aug 21 – Aug 27

More stories from the week that ended Aug 27 (click on bolded words for more information): Banksy’s Snorting Copper street work rediscovered and will be put on display again. RIP: Karl Otto Götz, who passed away at the age of 103. RIP: Masatoyo Kishi, who passed away at the age of 93. Barcelona attack suspects were planning to bomb Sagrada Familia and other major monuments. 12 art historians and scholars on the way forward after removal of Confederate monuments. Arrest of theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov alarms […]

Previews: Nuart Stavanger 2017 (Part II)

With only few days left before the un-official start of the 17th edition of Nuart, we wanted to introduce to you the remaining 6 artists that will be participating in this year’s edition. Through site-specific murals, installations, interventions, and temporary exhibition, these artists will be discussing this year’s theme – POWER. Russian artist, activist and author of several projects and publications relating to urban art, Igor Ponosov, lives and works in Moscow as an activist, artist and independent curator of multi-disciplinary projects. After some early graffiti years and publishing several important […]

Jay Z Performs With Jeff Koons Balloon Dog @ V Festival

A couple nights ago, Jay Z took to the stage at Virgin V Festival in Chelmsford with a 40 foot inflated Jeff Koons balloon dogg with the blessing of the artist. The rapper is a self-proclaimed admirer of the British sculptor and even included a line – “Oh what a feeling, fuck it I want a billion / Jeff Koons balloons, I just wanna blow up” on his 2013 song Picasso Baby. Take a look at a some fan photos and a video below… Photo credit: @samneill_photo (top […]

Releases: James Jean – “Hunting Party II” Print

Coming up next week (August 29th), James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing a new time limited edition entitled Hunting Party II. The print depicts all the animals of the Chinese Zodiac, comes sized at 21-15/16″ tall × 29-1/2″ wide (image size: 18-3/4″ tall × 27-5/16″ wide), and cost $200. It will only be available for 24 hours starting at 8:00 AM PDT on Monday, August 28th and ending at 7:59 AM on Tuesday, August 29th here for those interested. Discuss James Jean here.

Overtime: Aug 14 – Aug 20

More stories from the week that ended Aug 20 (click on bolded words for more information): Kara Walker’s press release for her upcoming Sept. show is a work of art itself. The story about it, from her assistant. RIP: Tshiamo Naledi Letlhogonolo Pinky Mayeng (1993–2017). RIP: Chiara Fumai, who passed away at the age of 39. RIP: Gunnar Birkerts, who passed away at the age of 92. All 16 of the artists, authors, performers and architects on President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigns. The secret […]

Openings: Josh Keyes – “Implosion” @ Thinkspace Gallery

A couple weekends ago, Josh Keyes (interviewed) unveiled a new body of work entitled Implosion at Thinkspace Gallery for his long awaited solo show in Los Angeles. The new paintings continue the Portland-based artist’s thoughts on a possible dystopian future, something even more frightening in this political climate. Keyes’ masterful rendering of of nature and the excesses of mankind creates a powerful new series of works that make the viewer consider what we can do to change the bleak outlook for our species and world. Keyes further states – […]

Upcoming: Jose Parla – “Mirrors” @ Brand New Gallery (Milan)

Coming up on September 21st, Jose Parla will be opening a solo show in Milan at Brand New Gallery that reflects on memories from his travels in Italy. Entitled Mirrors, the new work incorporates parts of posters ripped from off the walls of Milan, Rome, Napoli, Matera, Bari, Lecce and Bologna. This collage technique will add further depth and texture to the Brooklyn-based artist’s signature urban calligraphy, as well as re-contextualizes the found materials. Discuss Jose Parla here.

Overtime: Aug 7 – Aug 13

More stories from the week that ended Aug 13 (click on bolded words for more information): Holland Cotter writes about Blue Black show at Pulitzer Arts Foundation, curated by Glenn Ligon. RIP: Martin Roth, who passed away at the age of 62. Tim Reeve remembers Roth. RIP: Arlene Gottfried, who passed away at the age of 66. Continental Art Supplies in Reseda, CA closing after 57 years so that owner can retire. Biennale de Montréal in $200k debt to artists, installers and other small suppliers. Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova […]

Previews: “Delusional” @ Jonathan Levine Projects

On August 9th, Jonathan Levine Projects will be opening Delusional, the result of their first annual juried exhibition searching for “the next great artist. Winners of the contest this year include: Adam Crawford (Philadelphia), Alê Jordão (Brazil), Alyssa B. DeVille (Pennsylvania), Anthony Freda (New York), Austin Parkhill (Alaska), Aya Kakeda (New York), Benjamin Nordsmark (New York), Caitlin McCormack (Pennsylvania), Charles V. Bennett (Tennesse), Choi Wong (the Netherlands), David Miller (New York), Diana Carolina Lopez (Mexico), Fiona Smyth(Canada), Garry Buckley (New Zealand), Helenbar (Brazil), Holly Matthews (Pennsylvania), Hyunjin Alex Park (Korea), Ian Cumberland (Ireland), Jennifer Gennari (New York), Jeremy Burks (Texas), Jim Salvati (California), Jim Woodring (Washington), Johnathan Reiner (Israel), Josh Tiessen (Canada), Julia Ibbini (United Arab Emirates), Julian Clavijo (Australia), Kirpy (Australia), Masha Gusova (Denmark), Merve Morkoc (Turkey), Nicci Sevier-Vuyk (Texas), Radoslaw Liwen (Scotland), Rick Newton (Florida), Risa Tochigi (New York), Ronald Gonzalez (New York), Stikman (Pennsylvania), Thomas John Carlson(New Jersey), Thomas Robert Meyers (New York), Trent Taft (New Jersey), Tyler Whitlock (North […]